Although Freud had views regarding diagnosis that did not age well, we should recognize that our psychiatric diagnoses would be quite different without their psychoanalytic history and underpinnings. In addition, certain fundamentals of psychoanalytic thinking, I believe, will some day again make their contribution. In this paper, I shall review that history to find its strengths and flaws and then suggest what aspects I think we should retain.
KeywordsPersonality Disorder Psychiatric Diagnosis Gender Identity Descriptive Classification Sexual Aberration
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